Test takers in Pakistan preparing to take the world’s most popular English language test, IELTS, can now access a new feature to help them attain the score they need to achieve their global learning and career goals.
Now available in eligible IELTS test centres in Pakistan, IELTS One Skill Retake enables test takers to retake one of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking) if they did not achieve the score they aimed for the first time around.
IELTS One Skill Retake is accepted by UK Visas and Immigration, the Australian Department of Home Affairs, the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and an increasing number of universities and institutions each month. Test takers can determine whether their institution accepts One Skill Retake here.
Imad Chaoui, Regional Director, MEA, EU & CIS, said the launch of IELTS One Skill Retake gives test takers an additional opportunity to achieve their study and migration goals.
“We listened to our test takers who told us that instead of having to retake the whole test, they wanted the ability to retake one skill of the IELTS test if they didn’t get the score they were aspiring to on test day,” said Mr. Humayun Bin Akram, Country Director Pakistan.
“IELTS One Skill Retake, which is available for both Academic and General IELTS, gives test takers in Pakistan a new option and increased flexibility as they get their plans on track. It is currently available in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Faisalabad and Gujrat, it will be introduced to more centres over the coming months,” Mr. Humayun Bin Akram said.
Test takers who choose an IELTS One Skill Retake will receive a second Test Report Form (TRF) with their new score that can be used for migration and study purposes. Depending on their score, test takers can choose whether they would like to use their old or new TRF for the skill they retook.
Test takers should note that IELTS One Skill Retake is currently still growing in recognition for migration or study. IELTS is working with countries and organisations to accept IELTS One Skill Retake and test takers are advised to keep an eye on our website for updates as they are announced.
Warwick Freeland, Managing Director – IELTS, IDP Education, said this new option demonstrates IELTS’ commitment to helping customers achieve their best scores and to supporting organisations to attract the right candidates.
“IELTS One Skill Retake improves fairness by providing an opportunity to retake a single skill if the test taker feels their original performance was not representative of their language proficiency level,” he said.
“We are proud of this initiative that reinforces our commitment to helping test takers achieve their full potential,” he said.
IELTS One Skill Retake is now available at selected IELTS test centres across multiple locations, including Pakistan, Australia, Cambodia, Canada, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
For more information, please visit www.ielts.idp.com
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